How Successful Business Owners Handle The Responsibilities of Owning and Operating a Business
In Today's blog, I wanted to discuss another important topic that impacts business owners -- the great responsibilities and obligations on their shoulders.
Don't Underestimate the Power of Negative Thinking and what you Need to do as "The Leader to Overcome it!"
Have you ever been so worried about what you should do that you can't finish what you need to do? Or have you ever heard things like "I wish I didn't have to go to work today!" or "God, this day is dragging!" or "That customer was a pain in the neck!" or "I never do anything fun" or "My job sucks the life out of me!" If you've ever had any of those thoughts -- or heard them from your colleagues -- they may be a bigger problem than you realize!
Remember that thoughts become things no matter what!
Think about ways to drive negativity out of your company and rebuild the sunny optimism that you felt the day you decided to become a business owner.
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Women have lost jobs at a higher rate than men, and have been more impacted by the pandemic than men, according to data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau
The most recent Women in the Workplace Report by management consultants McKinsey & Company found, for the first time, that 1 in 4 women was considering stepping out of the workforce or downshifting their careers. This study of 40,000 employees concluded that if every woman who was considering quitting her job or reducing her workload actually did so, two million women would exit the US workforce. Women in senior roles, working mothers, and women of color were most at risk.
Mistakes are actually Stepping Stones to Success!
Have you ever heard the saying "without failure, there would be no success?" Think about it -- challenges, setbacks and failure are a part of our lives. The key is to learn from mistakes without excessively dwelling on the facts that caused the setback in the first place.
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What if I told you there was a place inside your business that drains you and your company of revenues, increases your costs, and sometimes even creates dissension in your business?
This location creates distractions that interfere with productivity and team building, while also adding to your aggravation levels and increasing the expense of operating your business.
Drum roll, please ... in case you haven't figured it out yet, we're talking about your BROKE room well other people call it a break room but I call the BROKE room -- where toxic gossip infects your company and employees are paid to waste time. But more importantly, when was the last time you devoted attention to how your break room could be retooled to serve your purposes, instead of being a "BROKE Room?"
Ever wake up after getting plenty of sleep and yet you feel exhausted? After feeling this way, you realize that something has to radically change, but you aren't sure exactly what.
The first thing to do is be very strong and courageous and not lie to yourself.
- Ask yourself what is working?
- What is not working?
- Is there a gap between where I want to be and where I currently am in my business?
If you need to go outside of your inner circle for that, then that's when you need to do to get a really honest answer and not lie to yourself. You can hire a coach or get an accountability partner outside of your friend circle. We are just not designed to point those things out to ourselves, that is why they are called "blind spots." We all have them in both our personal and professional business life.
Trust me if you already knew how to do it, you would have done it.
If you don't take the time to reflect on this and learn from your mistakes, it is going to show up again and again in an uglier way, in a different way until you actually learn the lesson. 😂😂😂😂
One of the biggest mistakes that people make when they’re planning and goal setting is not to take the time to learn from their mistakes. It takes a lot of courage, it takes tremendous heart. It takes you not bullshitting yourself. It takes you not lying to yourself and having the courage to dig deep enough to realize, you know what, this is my fault and I own it!
If you need help getting clarity and focus and starting a practice of reflection.
I have created the Beyond Common Goal-Setting Guidebook and Training to walk you through the step-by-step process.
Everything is broken down 90 day periods because 90 days keeps it top of mind, keeps it fresh, keeps us interested, and we can achieve much more in 90 days than we really think we can by applying these goal-setting principles and essentials so that you can really achieve your best life, and become the best version of yourself. The person you were designed to be.
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One of the largest sources of financing for small businesses, the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA), also helps women entrepreneurs launch new businesses and compete in the marketplace through several grant programs. The SBA also sponsors about 100 Women’s Business Centers nationwide, designed to help women entrepreneurs with business development and access to capital.
Dozens of grant programs are available to assist Female Owned Businesses.
What does getting Clarity and Focus in our Personal and Professional have to do with Business Success anyways?
The biggest mistake I see business owners making when it comes to goal setting and planning is they don't really spend the time on reflection.
Once you take the time to reflect on specific goals, you will gain clarity and focus into how to get there, and what each team member needs to do to help you achieve your company objectives. And that brings us to the second key: to make sure your entire team is energetic and that they are assisting you each day to implement your vision.
How a Coach, Accountability Person, and Masterminding helps you Achieve Extraordinary Results!
In this blog post, we will uncover why involving others in your goal setting can help you achieve your goals and objectives quicker and faster than you ever dreamed possible. Once you have established some objectives, partnering up with an accountability person can be extremely helpful.
Sometimes when you're the boss and you're always holding other people accountable and checking in on everybody else, sometimes it just feels really good to have to check in with someone and have them check in on you and your progress. Then as the boss, you can say, oh, look, I did my homework, you can give me a star. Sometimes it's just a good thing to have that accountability person. You can take that accountability person situation a step further and hire a coach.